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What Does a Maryland Workers' Compensation Lawyer Do?

What Does a Maryland Workers' Compensation Lawyer Do?

Whether you were hurt in a workplace accident, are dealing with the aftermath of a workplace accident, or are being treated for a work-related injury, a workers' compensation lawyer can help.

Our Maryland workers' compensation lawyers at Maryland Injury Guys can assist with any aspect of your case, including workers' compensation claims, appeals, and Social Security disability claims.

If you are injured in a workplace accident in Maryland and are unsure whether you are eligible for benefits, call today for a free claim evaluation.

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What Are the Most Common Workplace Injuries in Maryland?

Workplace injuries happen every day. In fact, 2.3 million men and women experience accidents while on the job every year, according to the International Labor Organization. They can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe head trauma and broken bones. Injured workers often suffer from pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms associated with a workplace injury.

While most workplace injuries are preventable, they still occur frequently. If you think you may have been injured at work, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.

Here are five common types of workplace injuries:

  • Falls

Falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Workers fall off ladders, scaffolds, roofs, stairs, and floors. Falls can result in broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord damage, and paralysis.

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders include back problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder problems, and repetitive motion injuries. Repetitive motions such as typing, using a mouse, driving, and lifting heavy objects can lead to musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Car Accidents

Car accidents are another major source of workplace injuries. Motor vehicle crashes are responsible for nearly half of all fatal occupational injuries.

  • Electrical Shock

Electrical shocks are another common workplace injury. Electric shock occurs when electricity passes through the body. This can happen when a worker touches live electrical wires or equipment.

  • Chemical Exposure

Chemical exposure happens when chemicals enter the body through the skin or eyes. Some chemical exposures can be serious and life-threatening.

Employers should also provide proper medical care for injured workers. If you suffer from any of these workplace injuries, contact us right away. We offer affordable legal services to injured workers.

What Does a Workers' Comp Attorney Do?

Workers' compensation attorneys represent injured workers in cases involving workplace accidents. They may also assist employers in defending against claims brought under state and federal laws.

An attorney representing an injured worker may handle the following:

  • Handles the legal paperwork to meet all deadlines.
  • Guide each client on what to expect and what is needed to succeed in your claim.
  • Helps each client gather and present the needed evidence, including witness testimonies, doctors' reports, and any other evidence to help the case.
  • Develop a winning strategy.
  • Negotiates with the insurance company to settle without going to trial.
  • Prepares the client for answering questions in court if the case cannot be settled.
  • Provides support throughout the legal process so clients can focus on their recovery.

How Can a Lawyer Help When You've Been Hurt on the Job?

Unfortunately, most workers don't realize that they have rights under the law until after they've been injured. This means that they often miss out on the benefits that come with filing a claim against an employer.

An experienced lawyer can also advise you on whether you should pursue a worker's compensation claim or a lawsuit against your employer. A lawyer can also help you determine whether you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

If you've suffered an injury due to the fault of your employer, you may be entitled to monetary damages. These include compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with your injury. If you've worked for a company for a number of years, you may be eligible for additional benefits, such as pension plans, health insurance, and life insurance.

Surviving family may be entitled to compensation in the event of a work-related death. In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 78 fatal work-related deaths in the state of Maryland.

When You Need a Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Maryland?

Although you could handle your Maryland workers comp claim without a lawyer, some situations call for the expertise of MD workers' comp lawyers.

Some of these situations include:

  • Workers' compensation claim was denied: Some of the reasons insurance carriers can deny claims are questionable. If you want to challenge their denial, an experienced workers' comp lawyer can help you.
  • The insurance company is requiring a recorded statement: If you have to record a statement after you file a work injury claim, it is a good idea to have an attorney guide you so that you don't make a mistake that can damage your rights to compensation.
  • Employer retaliation: If your employer is threatening to retaliate if you file a workers comp claim, contact a workers comp lawyer immediately.
  • If disability benefits are disputed: Temporary or permanent disability benefits are the most significant part of a workers' compensation settlement. The benefits are calculated based on your permanent disability rating from your doctor.
  • If experiencing trouble getting medical help: Insurance companies may delay or deny approval for expensive medical procedures to save money. If you have a work injury, an experienced team of Maryland workers' comp lawyers can help you get timely approval for your medical treatments.
  • If injuries are severe or catastrophic: Catastrophic injuries can lead to permanent total disability, which can be costly to the insurance companies. Insurance carriers will do anything to prevent you from getting what you want. When filing for catastrophic injury claims, always work with reliable Maryland workers comp attorneys.

Ready to Hire an Experienced Workers' Comp Lawyer?

Maryland workers' compensation law has become increasingly difficult to navigate, particularly for those who have suffered injuries. Injured Maryland workers can receive full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Maryland Injury Guys, we know the law. Our Maryland workers' compensation attorneys are dedicated to serving injured Maryland workers. Our lawyers have helped many injured Maryland workers recover fair compensation for their losses.

Whether you are dealing with an employer that failed to provide adequate safety equipment or an employer that did not properly train its employees, our lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of Maryland workers' compensation law.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation today.

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Aaron Blank Esq
Date Published: October 26, 2022
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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